Our meeting brought us together in the shade of the tarp. Thanks to GreenThumb for our new signs, which Mike and other gardeners promptly displayed on our fence. We also looked at nearby empty lots and their soil – certainly our lot is much improved. The roof on the tool shed is almost complete and ready to help keep our supplies dry and organized.
Special guest and honoree:
Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef and one of the caretakers of the
White House Garden
Green Guerillas members and community gardeners: join us as as we look back at a bountiful growing season.
Hear about community garden success stories, learn about the amazing work of our youth interns, and see colorful images of the harvest.
Free food, refreshments, and garden stories. Free raffle of t-shirts, bulbs, and gift certificates.
Free and open to all.
Our regret that Citizen’s Care will close the meal service and space across the street from us due to City spending cuts. We are grateful to the (former) staff for their support of the garden and for hosting garden meetings this past winter.
GreenThumb Summer ProgramGuide – we need volunteers to attend these free workshops.
Garden Budget: Current funds to be disbursed for common requests – stakes, labels, hydrant attachment, fertilizer, trash bins and bags, gravel, hose caddy and more.
Rainwater collection plan: Detailed plan needed, please send us your suggestions
Watering attachment – one will be kept in the tool box. Roy continues to water regularly. See Steve’s recent opinion piece on this question in the previous post.
Toolshed construction team formed, to be planned further Sunday
July 5 picnic planning, join us at 2pm, side dishes welcome
Questions? Suggestions? Write to us at: email@example.com
Steve amid the tomatoes
Mike's new transplants
first sunflower opens
lilles greet passers-by
admiring the newly organized tool box and planning to keep it that way
Posted in hardscape, meetings, vegetables
Tagged budget, community, garden, June, meeting, picnic, planning, rainwater, tools, watering
Thanks for the great turn out at our May meeting. It threatened to rain but ended up being a beautiful day.
Our team of gardeners and supporters
Everyone came ready to help and we made good progress on our spring cleaning.
At the meeting we discussed watering (thank you Royland!), creating a rain water collection barrel, composting (thank you Sally, Yoko and Eren!). garbage collection (try to carry away as much of your own trash as possible, larger collections can go out to the curb on collection days). Michelle, John, Eren, Geddes and Marilyn moved the gazebo in between the trees in the community space. TRUCE discussed their ideas to collaborate with the garden through TRUCE Roots (8-10 students) and a mural on the garden wall.
Thanks again to everyone who attended the meeting and showed their support!
We’ll meet in the garden at noon to share information and start our spring cleaning. Hope to see everyone in the garden!
As always on second Saturdays we will meet in the garden on May 8th, weather permitting, at noon.
Send us your agenda items or just join us to meet your neighbors.
Join us in the garden this Saturday at noon to meet fellow gardeners and sign up for projects. We’ll be looking for members and friends to help us make the garden beautiful and fun this year.
As the garden prepares to take a nap and dream sweet dreams of next season, there’s no better time to check out what other gardens are doing – bring us back some inspiration!
All are welcome at the monthly meeting of the New York City Community Gardens Coalition
Thursday November 19, 2009
6:30 – 8:00pm at
Citizens Committee for NYC
307 7th Ave, 15th floor
Posted in 2009
Tagged garden, meeting
The growing season is coming to a close. It’s time to clean up and to discuss our dreams for the future.
Our garden’s regular open hours end this Saturday, as every year at the end of October. Yet it’s always a great time to share your advice and expertise, and we hope you will join us for our upcoming meetings.
Saturday, October 31: 1-6p.m. Regular Open Hours in the Garden (Last day of the year!)
Sunday, November 1: 3p.m. Members Share Thoughts and Priorities (be prompt, we will move to Senior Center or other nearby indoor location tbc quickly)
Monday, November 2: 7:30p.m. Garden Planning Meeting, hosted by TRUCE (next to the garden on St Nicholas, just south of 118th Street). All are welcome.
On the agenda is the current draft of the garden layout:
October 2009 plan with labels
We thank Yvette of TRUCE for coming to our garden meeting on Saturday, July 11th. She shared plans to re-paint their mural on 117th Street and interest in including garden images in it. We have been imagining hand prints as tree leaves (like our new logo) in a larger-scale piece and look forward to collaborating or learning what TRUCE will choose. Yvette is also interested in developing a project with sails, to show students how wind can be garnered. With luck, soon they’ll be ready to help us develop wind power for our garden – one of our challenges is that we have no electrical source. TRUCE is also planning to honor Pablo, a student gardener who died tragically young, in connection with the sunflower garden planted at the west end of the garden, and will share more details soon.
We had a great meeting on Thursday, July 9th at at the Citizen’s Care Senior Center, located directly across Saint Nicholas from the garden. They are the best of members and we are all very grateful and want to help them finish planting their box! At this meeting, we established our wish list, planned for the flea market sale and discussed garden guidelines.
Posted in 2009